Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NorthStar Lodgings Spring 2011 Newsletter & SPECIAL!!

Hello to all of our friends!

     Just wanted to drop you a note to say Thank You! for a wonderful winter 2010-2011 season – it was a record breaking snowfall for Utah and so many came and enjoyed our area and accommodations.
    After a long and very wet winter and early spring, we seem to finally be entering into sunny days and the joys of warmer weather and the endless outdoor activities it brings.  Late spring allows for more hiking, biking, 4-wheeling, golfing, etc., and as the weather continues to warm we’ll be out enjoying the water activities of Pineview Reservoir, picnicking, fishing, Music in the Mountains and more!
    We are offering an incredible Spring Special valid Memorial Weekend through June 21, 2011 to encourage you to get out and live!  Book two nights at the regular rate and get the 3rd night free ~ and this is valid for all available properties.
     In addition to the terrific outdoor activities, don’t forget all of the other possibilities in the area and City of Ogden.  The weekend of June 3-5 should be an exceptionally enjoyable one with both the Strings for Strings Concert to be held at Snowcrest Jr. High and the Ogden Music Festival which will be held at North Fork Park in Liberty.  Be sure to check out the details!
    Summertime will be next and Ogden Valley and Moose Hollow are the perfect venue for your next summer outing or family reunion.  We are offering various discounts based on the length of stay so be sure to email or call with any questions ~ we’re always happy to provide a quote and help you with your celebration!  Stay tuned for an update on several local happenings for summer!
     Just a heads up…it’s never too early to book your ski vacation to ensure that you get your favorite property.  We have just responded to a large corporate request for lodging for the Dew Tour 2012 with the dates ranging from 23 Jan 2012 – 15 Feb 2012 so if you are planning on returning to Eden especially during those dates, contact us soon to reserve your property first!

Thanks again and we look forward to having you “Come Follow Us Home” to your next Ogden Valley Vacation!

Our Best to each of you,
Joe and Gloria Kelley
NorthStar Lodgings

Time flys when you're...in Eden. Skiing, Snowboarding. Vacationing, Enjoying!

Winter has now come and gone and wow what an amazing 2010-2011 Winter Season it was!  Here are a few statistics to let you know what the mountains were like:

Powder Mountain:
Well over 500" of snowfall this winter.  Take a look at this chart compared to last year.  What a season!
2009-2010 Blue
2010-2011 Red 

Really the same story here with over 400" inches!  WOW!
 2009-2010 Blue
2010-2011 Red

Wolf Mountain also hundreds of inches for everyone to enjoy.

If you missed out on this past season, that's okay.  Call us to book your retreat for next ski season.  We have lodging accommodations to meet any and all of your needs including, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, family reunions, weddings, relaxings and much much more!

What's your plan for this spring/summer/fall?
 Did you know that Eden has multiple activities for the outdoor enthusiast?  If you like to hike, bike, trail run, walk, swim, golf, and even just relax, NorthStar Lodgings has just the place for you.  We will set you up with perfect lodging accommodations and help you find activities best suited for your getaway. 

Call us or go online today to book!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Get to know Ogden Valley...Huntsville, Eden, Liberty. Then book your celebration stay with us at NorthStar Lodgings!

Ogden Valley is nestled in the midst of beautiful Pineview Reservoir, and the communities of Huntsville, Eden, and Liberty.  In winter visitors enjoy some of the best snow on earth at the 3 surrounding ski resorts - Powder Mountain, Snowbasin, and Wolf Mountain.  Snowbasin was home to many of the events at the 2002 winter Olympics, and Powder Mountain is one of the largest ski areas in North America.  Wolf Mountain, with its newly expanded snow-making capabilities, remodeled day lodge, and family friendly atmosphere, is one of the best places to learn to ski and ride.  Our properties are in Eden and we can get you just the right accommodations for your celebration.

Huntsville is home to historic attractions such as the Shooting Star Saloon -the longest continually operating saloon in Utah, and the nearby monastery The Abbey of our Lady of the Holy Trinity.  The monastery sells famous Trappist Creamed Honey in fourteen flavors, nutritious 2-grain cereal (a blend of wheat, oats, and bran that cooks into a healthy and delicious breakfast cereal) and freshly ground peanut butter.

There are many things to do in Eden!  Utah Balloons, operated by Windrider Hot Air, offers hot air balloon rides above Ogden Valley and the Wasatch Mountains. Rides are available year round in addition to during the popular Ogden Valley Balloon Festival in August.  Find a local park and have a picnic or play tennis to heading up the hill just a short drive to do some kite boarding!  Follow us to Eden, in fact, follow us home to NorthStar Lodgings.

In Liberty, you will find beautiful trails, parks and scenery to keep you pleanty busy!  Our lodging is just minutes away. Don't forget to eat!  Wonderful restaurants to choose from throughout Liberty, Eden and Huntsville.

Ogden Valley also serves as a base for exploring the wonderful recreational opportunities in the Wasatch Mountains. In summer there are an abundance of good hiking and mountain biking trails as well as tremendous golfing and horseback riding for visitors to explore, and winter brings downhill skiing and snowmobiling.

When planning your next Eden/Huntsville/Liberty/Ogden Valley vacation, contact us at http://www.northstarlodgings.com/ for all of your lodgings needs! 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lodging and Skiing at Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort, Powder Mountain and Snowbasin. Why Stay and Ski at Utah's Finest?

Come celebrate the Holidays and Wintertime!  You’ll find yourself faced with the envious challenge of deciding which of our 3 ski resorts to visit~ Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort, Powder Mountain and Snowbasin ~ so be sure to make your trip long enough to enjoy them all!  Each offers very different snow sport experiences but novice to expert and skiers and boarders alike are able to find the thrill and create a most memorable experience on The Greatest Snow On Earth ~ our world famous light, dry, powder! NorthStar Lodgings offers great ski condos and townhomes for your next ski vacation.

Here is some information on each of the 3 ski resorts to help you decide which to try first, second and third!

Wolf Creek
Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort is a recreational haven for winter sports enthusiasts and the perfect place to learn to ski, snowboard, or just have fun! Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort is known for our well-groomed slopes that are open from late November through the first of April.  
Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort offers a variety of skill levels to accommodate each skier, and snowboarder. Approximately 20 percent of the mountain is appropriate for beginners, 50 percent for intermediate skiers and 20 percent for advanced skill levels. Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort also boasts the best slopes in Utah for night skiing with the entire mountain lit up each evening.

Powder Mountain
Over 7,000 acres covering three mountains adds up to the most skiable terrain in the US. With this much space, you won't share any of the 135 runs with a crowd. Only Mother Nature makes snow at Powder Mountain. With 500 inches each year, why bother with artificial snow? We are renowned for untracked powder, but a large variety of runs are groomed nightly so that every level of boarder and skier joins in the fun.

With diverse terrain for beginner ease to challenging expert runs, Snowbasin also offers three progressive terrain parks and 26km of groomed Nordic trails. With 3,000 skiable acres and 3,000 vertical feet, Snowbasin is best known for wide-open bowls, gladed runs, manicured groomers, powder stashes days after a storm, and rarely a lift line.
Snowbasin has world-class snowmaking and one of the most advanced lift systems in the West. Enjoy award-winning cuisine including mountaintop dining with spectacular views and magnificent day lodges.
Make the most of day on the mountain with more than 100 certified instructors, adaptive programs, state-licensed day care and children's programs. And for more family fun, don't miss the four-lane lift assisted tubing hill.

Since you will want to stay to enjoy all 3 resorts, make sure to contact us at NorthStar Lodgings to assist you with all of your lodging needs for this ski season!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Moose Hollow condos are a better value than hotel or motel room rates for families and groups

Travelers throughout all time have depended on the NorthStar to bring them home.  Home to celebrate everything that's wonderful in life...family, friends and great experiences ~ just about everything you'd call paradise!

You, too, can depend on us to bring you home to paradise.  Yes, to Eden, Utah!  The perfect place to celebrate your next gathering ~ whatever it may be!  NorthStar Lodgings are simply stellar, individually owned resort condos and townhomes, perfect as a family vacation rental. A Moose Hollow condominium or townhouse is more often the better value for your family or group, when compared to hotel or motel room rates.

Our owners have fallen in love with the magic of the beautiful upper Ogden Valley with its year-round beauty, activities and adventures.  We are all delighted to share our homes with you as you surround yourself with those you care about most while creating your next forever memories ~ now that is paradise!  

Come celebrate the Holidays and Wintertime!  You’ll find yourself faced with the envious challenge of deciding which of our 3 ski resorts to visit~ Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort, Powder Mountain and Snowbasin ~ so be sure to make your trip long enough to enjoy them all!  Each offers very different snow sport experiences but novice to expert and skiers and boarders alike are able to find the thrill and create a most memorable experience on The Greatest Snow On Earth ~ our world famous light, dry, powder! NorthStar Lodgings offers great ski condos and townhomes for your next ski vacation.

Springtime brings an awakening of green throughout the valley as the snow disappears from the mountain peaks.  This run-off fills the lakes and streams and offers some great boating, fishing and other water fun.  Also time to dust off your hiking boots or your mountain bike and hit the trails!

Summertime is a favorite with water activities of all kinds on Pineview Lake, whether you like to water ski, wakeboard, ride jet skis, kayak, fish or just play along a sandy beach ~ it’s all here!  A sampling of some of our other possibilities include horseback riding, hiking, biking, picnicking, swimming, and certainly don’t forget the golf!  Wolf Creek Utah also offers the Music in the Mountains concert series, and you can enjoy a summer safari through Powder Mountain Resort aboard their rugged outdoor vehicles affectionately named Powzilla and Ski-Rex.  On the weekends at Snowbasin Resort, you can see the valley from a breathtaking vantage point by taking a scenic gondola ride to Needles Lodge.  But don’t stop there, Snowbasin offers terrific opportunities for hiking and biking all over the resort, disc golf and a BBQ on the plaza with live music on Sundays.

During fall, things begin to settle down and we watch in awe as mother nature displays her most beautiful colors.  The reds, oranges, yellows and purples create quite the distraction for anyone out enjoying a beautiful drive, so be careful as you watch the leaves.  This is a wonderful time for a business or special retreat.  Our on-site Clubhouse is the perfect venue for meeting, learning, playing, scrapbooking....you name it.  This is a terrific time for a hot air balloon ride, too!

We love sharing the magic of Eden and Huntsville of Northern Utah, for lodging anytime of the year.  We invite you to come follow us home and celebrate your experience here….paradise is waiting and we know the way!